Staff

Ariel-RamirezAriel Ramirez – Owner of REL Salon, Stylist

Ariel’s drive for success and love for hair has brought him to where he is today, owner of REL Salon since 1999.  Ariel has traveled the world to top hair Academy’s and has brought back his training to his business while sharing the most cutting edge styles.  His work has been featured in top fashion magazines and travels the world with Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri as his personal hair/make-up stylist. Working with his friends, Ariel is truly living his dream. Read more about Ariel.

Nicole-RamirezNicole Ramirez – Owner, Salon Manager

For the past 20 years I have been by Ariel’s side and with the opening of our salon in 1999. I have been managing the business.  While managing the salon I have been raising our three boys.  With our great success and team we continue to grow.

Kristi-VincenziniKristi Vincenzini –  Stylist

Kristi has been doing hair since 1990. She began her career at Elle Lui Salon and worked there for nine years. She joined the team at REL Salon in 2000, continuing her success and specializing in coloring and cutting hair. Kristi furthered her education at Jacques Dessange New York, Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy, Bumble and Bumble, L’Oreal, and Goldwell. Her passion is working with all colors and creating beautiful radiant hair for each of her clients.

Michelle-Marden-IngramMichelle Marden-Ingram – Stylist, Hair Extension Specialist

Graduated Redwood Empire Beauty College, in Santa Rosa, starting off assisting Ariel for 2 years, Michelle has been enjoying her past 7 years making her clients feel and look their best. She loves to be inspired by continued education, she is certified for extensions. Attended Bumble and Bumble training in New York, GOLDWELL several times, attending classes for color, cuts, styling in Santa Monica, CA. She specializes in the art of Color/Highlighting. She enjoys keeping up with the latest trends and takes pride in seeing the transformation of her clients.

Fernando Sarmiento – Stylistfernando-sarmiento

Being in the styling industry for over 20 years, Fernando specializes in long lasting, voluminous blowouts, precision women cuts and amazing color. He also provides herbal based hair and scalp treatments to rejuvenate hair. He hasn’t forgotten his male clients! He specializes in scissor over comb technique, a classic old-school barber technique, and coined the motto, “Clippers are for shearing sheep.” Along with his toolbox of skills and the full line of Kevin Murphy hair products Fernando will help you achieve the style you have been looking for. Since graduating from the Marin Beauty College in 1992, his passion for hair has taken him all over the North Bay. He perfected his techniques under the guidance of Derek Row at Crimper Salon and the professionals at Elle Lui Hair Salon. In order to stay current and up-to-date, Fernando has studied at the Vidal Sassoon of San Francisco, attended Pravana Advanced Color classes and perfected the Loraine Massey technique for cutting and styling curly hair.

Kim-BurtonKim Burton – Stylist

Has been in the hair industry nearly 10 years and continues to be amazed and motivated by the power hair can posses and transform people. She enjoys doing all aspects if coloring, cutting and special event hair in our salon.

Jacqueline-RamirezJacqueline Ramirez –  Custom Blend Makup Artist, Stylist

Passion for beauty goes far beyond just cutting and coloring. With an eye for color she has worked at MAC, Stilla, Benefit. Taking everything she has learned she then decided to make her own mineral make-up. Tailoring each client needs to enhance their features and customize their look. In 2006 she started her own bridal styling business working with over 100 brides, and some of the best wedding photographers! In April 2013 she was personally asked to style Tori Spelling for US Weekly Magazine. She is constantly keeping up with trends and coming up with new formulas for make up, as per passion grows. Please check her website.

Lisa-BarettaLisa Baretta – Stylist

Graduated from Chico Beauty College in 2009 and returned back to her home town in Santa Rosa to start pursuing her dream as a hairstylist. She enjoys the smile on her clients faces and making them feel beautiful after every service, whether it’s a new hairstyle or a fresh new color. She is very dedicated to keeping up on her education by attending KMS cutting classes and GOLDWELL color classes and being able to share her new techniques with her clients. She specializes in color/highlighting and cuts.